In the October 1998 The American Lawyer survey, Kirkland & Ellis ranked number five, nationwide, for combined midlevel and summer associate satisfaction among Am Law's Top 100 firms. Kirkland & Ellis received outstanding marks in the areas of interest level of work and guidance and training. The survey reports that our New York office was ranked number one by both midlevel and summer associates. Additionally, in the midlevel associate survey, our Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices received second, fourth and fifth place, respectively. Our Los Angeles office garnered third place in the summer associate satisfaction survey, while our Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices placed fourth in this category.